• Barolsky Advisors

    Welcome to Barolsky Advisors, a leading management consulting firm with a deep understanding of the culture and complexities of professional service organisations, in particular law, accounting, engineering and business advisory firms.

     

    We focus on strategy and strategy implementation. We do it through advice, analysis, education and facilitation.

     

    Feel free to explore our website. It covers what we do, who we are, recent articles, keynote topics, testimonials and contact information.

  • Joel Barolsky

  • Joel has been a Senior Fellow of Melbourne Law School for over 15 years

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  • Implementing Heidi Gardner's approach to smart collaboration

  • In the media and on the speaker's circuit

    • Article on pricing published in the August-September 2018 edition of ACUITY
    • Op-ed in the Australian Financial Review, 6 July 2018
    • Article published in Law Council of Australia's Management Hub, 27 June 2018 
    • Op-ed in the Australian Financial Review, 23 June 2018
    • Quoted in the Australian Financial Review, 1 May 2018
    • Article on law firm value chain published in ALPMA's Survival Guide blog, 16 April 2018
    • Article published in Law Council's Law Management Hub, 18 February 2018
    • Quoted in the Australian Financial Review, 9 February 2018
    • Article on Big 4 in law reposted on the Remaking Law Firms blog, Dialogue, January 2018
    • Guest blogger on the Business of Trust platform, 14 March 2018
    • Guest blogger on the FilePro platform, 26 March 2018
    • Presenting the "Management for Professionals" subject at the Melbourne University Law School in October 2018
    • Keynote speaker at the 2018 Managing Partners Forum in Byron Bay, 23-24 February 2018
    • Invited to be keynote speaker at the LawLink Conference in New Zealand on 4-5 May 2018
    • Invited to present an ALPMA seminar in Perth on 8 May 2108
    • Invited to be the panel moderator at the International Bar Association (IBA) Law Firm Management Committee meeting in Sydney on 8 October 2017
    • Op-ed in The Australian, 20 October 2017
    • Op-ed in the Australian Financial Review, June 2017
    • Invited to be a speaker at the 2017 ALPMA Summit in September 2017 in Brisbane
    • Invited to be a speaker at the ADVOC Conference in August 2017 in Kuala Lumpur
    • Presenting an APSMA ICON seminar on strategy in Singapore in August 2017, hosted by Clyde & Co
    • Keynote speaker at the 2017 Managing Partners Forum at Byron Bay
    • ALMPA guest blog post, July 2017 
    • Article reposted on the Remaking Law Firms blog, Dialogue, July 2017
    • Article on board governance in CPA Australia’s IN THE BLACK magazine, May 2017 edition
    • Article on the blockchain in the ACC’s Australian Corporate Lawyer magazine, Autumn 2017 edition
    • Comments published on 2017 Harvard Business Review article on collaboration
    • 2017 blog article published in Remaking Law Firms platform
    • 2016 quote in Lawyers Weekly, and again, and again, and again
    • 2016 quote in The Australian Financial Review and again
    • Speaker at the Managing Partners Forum in August 2016
    • Featured in Hall & Wilcox Smarter Law strategy launch
    • Quoted in Westpac Business Focus March 2016
    • Presented at the 2016 Beca Global Leadership Conference and published article with Jon Huxley in Ignite
    • Launch of MBA IN A DAY public seminar program
    • Increasing global reach of the Relationship Capital blog - listed 6th on a global Google search on the term “relationship capital” 
    • Lead author of the 2015 Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor Report into the Australian Legal market
    • 2015 press mentions in The Australian Financial Review and Lawyers Weekly 
    • Speaker at the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys Australia (IPTA) Conference in April 2015
    • Chair of the 9th LawTech Summit and Awards
    • Keynote speaker at the Intellectual Property Society of ANZ conference
    • Quoted extensively in a new book exploring trends in the legal industry
    • Article on “Top Ten Tips to Differentiate Your Firm” published in PSF Journal